5 Month Advanced Industry Showcase Course
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This course can be taken Part time or Full time.
Associated Studios Australia takes great pride in offering flexible, high level training opportunities for performers who have the potential and ability to work professionally in the Performing Arts. This allows talented performers who have little or no financial support, to pursue training at an eminent Drama school whilst working to support themselves.
In an age of increasing economic and social challenges, ASA believe this approach allows talented individuals to thrive and move forward in their artistic development, whilst simultaneously enabling you to support yourself in a realistic fashion.
This professional development course focuses on taking your skills to the highest level and presenting this to the wider Musical Theatre Industry. The primary objective of the course is to prepare you for work and for auditions, build your confidence and build an excellent audition folder as well as working towards performances. You will be exposed to industry professionals who will help you work towards your goal of building a successful and extensive career.
You will be on a dynamic and rigorous schedule over an intensive 5 months. A key ethos of our training is allowing you to focus and develop in accordance with your individual needs. You will be working with eminent theatre practitioners including Directors, Musical Directors, Vocal Coaches, Choreographers, Casting Directors, Agents, Composers, and Performers. Your 5 month course will culminate in a professional industry showcase for industry professionals including agents and casting directors.
WHO SHOULD APPLY
- Applicants must be over 18 to apply.
- Performers recently graduated from Drama School or University.
- Performers wishing to re-focus their career.
- Performers looking for the opportunity to perform and audition for agents and casting directors.
- International and interstate performers wishing to experience training in Melbourne.
- Dancers and Actors with a reliable singing ability and some performance experience, wishing to expand their casting in the performing arts industry.
The purpose of the course is to focus on the skills and techniques required to connect all aspects of your performance into a more holistic and engaging experience for the audience. The focus of this course is on you as an individual performer and connecting to your place in this industry. On top of developing your triple threat skills, you will explore the business side of the industry and how to get the most out of the experiences within it.
Our industry classes form a core component of our Musical Theatre Industry Course. These classes are about providing you greater access to the decision makers within the industry and giving you the opportunity to gain greater insight from a range of professionals currently working in the Musical Theatre industry and beyond. You will also engage with performance entrepreneurship to hone the ‘hidden skills’ of the performer such as CV writing, marketing, headshots, networking and personal health and well-being. You will work with a range of people from the industry including: Casting Directors, Agents, Musical Directors, Directors and current successful Artists.
Acting lies at the heart of every good Musical Theatre Performance. This course will build on your previous training and experience. You will look at a variety of acting approaches and techniques with a number of expert Practitioners, Directors, Voice Teachers and Writers. There will be a focus on integrating skills to prepare you for the professional industry.
Acting Classes include improvisation, text, monologue and scene study.
Singing and Music
The study of singing and music is fundamental to developing into a professional Musical Theatre Artist. On this course you will focus on developing your working knowledge of vocal technique with some of the top vocal coaches in Australia and internationally. You will continue to explore the development of your individual vocal identity and casting, as well as how to source, practice and prepare repertoire for a balanced and suitable audition repertoire folder.
Classes include Vocal Technique, Repertoire, Vocal Performance, Audition Technique, Performance Confidence and Mock Auditions.
Dance and Movement
Building your ability in dance and movement is a fundamental requirement to working professionally in the Musical Theatre industry. We stream our dance classes to allow you to work at a level suitable for your current experience and skill level and use the training to bring out the best in you. You will look to build your strength, flexibility and stamina through the rigorous nature of the classes. You will also work on the skills required to pick up audition routines quickly and with precision, giving you more flair and connection within the audition room. You will work with a range of Dance Practitioners, Choreographers, Stage Combat Directors and Movement experts on a wide range of classes. Dance classes will focus on Technique and Musical Theatre routines.
*Please note all course content is subject to change.
APPLICATIONS OPEN – First round applications close Friday March 18
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There is a $20 audition fee to cover the cost of the panel and accompanist. The fee must be paid in advance of your audition to complete your application.
Please note that this fee is non-refundable.
FEES and FINANCE
- $10,950 + GST (Full time), $5,950 + GST (Part time)
- Following acceptance of an offer to join the course, the deposit for the course is 25% of the full fee.
- Course fees may be paid in monthly instalments.
‘I studied with the Associated Studios London in their 4 month part-time professional program in 2014. The wealth of knowledge gained, personal growth achieved and lifelong relationships developed throughout the time was remarkable. I recommend the studio and it’s teaching to anyone out there starting out in the field or looking to finesse their craft. As an Aussie who flew to London for this training, I am thrilled at the news of its opening in Melbourne and can’t wait for the future generation of Australian Musical Theatre artists to have the opportunity to thrive like I did.’ – Rachael Ward (Evita, Singin’ in the Rain & The Wizard of Oz)
‘Associated Studios opened up many doors for me. This course is unique and fresh. Constantly working with industry professionals keeps you ready and seen. Associated Studios provides an environment of inspiration, nurture and challenge. I can’t recommend this course enough’ – Erin Cornell (Cats & Wicked)
Start Date: 2 May 2022
- Monday & Tuesday: 8.00am – 4.00pm (Part Time)
- Monday to Thursday: 8.00am – 4.00pm (Full Time)
$10,950 + GST (Full time)
$5,950 + GST (Part time)
(includes 1-2-1 singing lessons)
Finance: Interest free instalment plans available
Entry: Via audition
To apply, please send through your Headshot and a Cover Letter detailing your performance experience to firstname.lastname@example.org.